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September 2, 2009

KOA's Jim Rogers Joins Industry Panel at 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
from RVDA
Kampgrounds of America, Inc., (KOA) Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers will join a hard-hitting industry panel discussion examining the current economic factors affecting the RV industry during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The panel, titled "RV Market: Rebound in Sight," will be led by RV industry's retail scorekeeper Tom Walworth of Statistical Surveys on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. More
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The RV Economic Indicator: RVDA Member Reports Turnaround
from 9 News
Robbie Wilson can tell you the exact month he first noticed a recession was underway. The sales manager at Nolan’s RV, an RVDA member in Denver, said, "In August of 2008. It was just like we forgot to open the gate on Federal. No one was coming in, nobody was buying anything." He can also tell you the exact month things started to turn around. "It started in May," he said.   More
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Winnebago CEO Optimistic About Expanding RV Market
from ABC News
A high school graduate who learned everything he knows about motor homes from "the university of Winnebago" has navigated one of the industry's leading manufacturers over very bumpy terrain in the past year. Robert Olson, 58, took a job installing motor home windows at Winnebago Industries Inc. at age 18 in hopes of saving money for college. He never left, foregoing a college education for on-the-job training that led him to where he is now, 40 years later, sitting in the CEO seat. He now sees the RV market expanding to younger buyers.  More
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An Elkhart County RV Rebound at Hand
from South Bend Tribune
Like the overall U.S. economy, the RV industry is showing signs of life. Existing companies are expanding production and hiring back workers. Small startup manufacturers are popping up. Dealers are seeing customers return to showrooms. So, is the industry on the road to recovery?  More
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Mike Huckabee to Speak at RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Award Dinner on October 7 in Las Vegas
from RV Business
RVBusiness will welcome former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee to its Top 50 Dealer Award Dinner on October 7 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The event occurs during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, which runs October 6-9.   More
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Family Brings Message of Love and Service
from Lockport Union Sun & Journal
The Loeckens' message is clear, both in their actions and on the side of their RV. Traveling all over the country, the family of six visits different communities to help those who are less fortunate. The family travels in an RV with the words "Crazy Love in Action" emblazoned on the side, giving people an idea of why the Loeckens are going to such lengths.  More
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Looking for Training? Try the RV Industry's Training Calendar!
from RV Learning Center
The RV Industry’s Training Calendar at, offers a one-stop resource for employees and supervisors to find training. Training events are added daily. Those looking for training should visit the website often.  More
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